Hemmings, who plays alongside Canberra native Leah Blayney at the Breakers, comes a highly regarded defensive midfielder in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).
25 year old Hemmings was drafted into the WPS from Denver University where as a striker she finished her college career second on their all-time list with 112 points, 42 goals and 28 assists.
Born in Greeley, Colorado, USA, like most footballers Hemmings started young, before progressing through the College ranks and being selected via the WPS Draft Pick in 2010.
A two-time Most Outstanding Player at the Sun-Belt tournament, Hemmings promises to be a welcome addition to Canberra United providing depth with her ability to play in multiple positions. Hemmings joined the team on Friday 7 October for her first training.
Canberra United CEO Heather Reid was delighted with the signing.
“It’s fantastic to have a player of the calibre of Taryn Hemmings join what is already a strong squad,” Reid said.
“The addition of Taryn, who can play anywhere in the spine of the team, will give some extra versatility to the squad for 2011/12 and continues the fine work that the club has done recruiting for the forthcoming season.”
Hemmings rounds off Jitka Klimkova's squad for the upcoming W-League season and on these signings the 'Green Machine' look to be likely contenders again in the 2011/12 Season.
Name: Taryn Hemmimgs
Position: Defender / Midfielder
Date of Birth: 26th April 1986
Place of Birth: Greeley, Colorado, USA
Clubs: Greeley West High School, Denver University Pioneers, Denver Lady Cougars, Real Colorado Cougars, Boston Breakers
Representative Honours: None
Notes: 2003—Colorado State Cup Champions, Weld County Player of the Year, Northern Conference Player of the Year, Rockey Mountain News Player of the Year, NSCAA High School All-American Representative, 2006—Most Outstanding Player (Sun Belt Tournament), Second Team All-Central Region, First Team All-Sun Belt Region, Comeback Player of the Year, 2008—NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team, Soccer Buzz All-Central Region First Team, Most Outstanding Player (Sun Belt Tournament), Sun-Belt Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year